They purchased a “heritage” vineyard on Worden Hill Road in Dundee and a large parcel of land perfect for grape growing in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. When the harvest of 1999 fast approached they needed a place to make wine so the winery began in a converted horse barn located at their West Linn property in September 1999. (Bill is credited for launching the “garagiste” movement in Oregon in 1999.) Their first harvest in 1999 produced 500 cases of Pinot noir, Riesling, and Chardonnay.
Fast forward many years and the winery and vineyards have since been expanded as has HVW’s case production.
Bill started in technology when punched cards were in vogue, and has “retired” from the software business to be full time at HVW. Eve began her career as a graphic designer. She now manages events, marketing, wine dinners, and tastings.